Georgia Tech staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend a talk by
Dr. Tom Jones
Thursday, January 16
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Student Center Theatre
hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Education
Dr. Tom Jones will discuss his experiences as an astronaut scientist. He will also recognize this year's Georgia Tech recipients of the Astronaut Scholarship.
After graduating from the USAF Academy, Thomas David Jones served on active duty as an Air Force officer for 6 years. After pilot training in Oklahoma, he flew strategic bombers at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. As pilot and aircraft commander of a B-52 D Stratofortress, he led a combat crew of six, accumulating over 2,000 hours of jet experience before resigning as a captain in 1983. After becoming a NASA astronaut in 1991, he flew as a mission specialist on successive flights of space shuttle Endeavour. First, in April 1994, he ran science operations on the "night shift" during STS-59, the first flight of the Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-1). Then, in October 1994, he was the payload commander on the SRL-2 mission, STS-68. Jones next flew in late 1996 on Columbia. Mission STS-80 successfully deployed and retrieved 2 science satellites.